Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Year's Resolutions For Dancers

From dance.about.com:

Many people set goals to work toward in the coming year. If you are a dancer, perhaps you can think of a few ways to improve your dancing. Here is a list of new year's resolutions for dancers...write down a few and get dancing. Good luck!

Limber Up
A dancer can't be too flexible. All styles of dance require excellent flexibility to perform steps and jumps correctly. If your flexibility could use some improvement, make it a habit to stretch each night before bed and each morning before breakfast. You'll be amazed at how quickly you become more limber. And you'll love what it does for your dancing.

Get Stronger
Dancers need to be strong. Strength allows a dancer to move quickly and protects against injury. Try adding a few strength-building exercises to your daily routine. Incorporate a variety of exercises to strengthen the entire body.

Try a New Style
All dancers can benefit from trying out a new dance style. Trying a different type of dance not only challenges the body, but also the mind.

Challenge Yourself ***
Don't be afraid to give yourself a challenge this year. Maybe you've never had the confidence to enter a dance competition or perform a solo routine. You'll never know what all you can achieve if you don't try.

*** Live out your dreams in 2010 at a Fred Astaire Dance Studios National Competition! Go to www.fredastairedancestudiocompetitions.com for more information on the exciting events we've got planned for next year!

1 comment:

Cleo said...

I recently found out that the Atlanta Locations of Fred Astaire Dance Studios are currently closed. I was saddened by this, as I would like to dedicate my free time to following my life long passion of dance. Unfortunately, I cannot find a studio in this rapidly growing city that is of standards and that is just as prestigious as Fred Astaire Studios. I would like to know if these studios will eventually reopen and if so, when? With the growing art and entertainment industry in Atlanta, we definitely need a serious, structured and prestigious dance institution. I'm not aware of why Fred Astaire-Atlanta has closed, but it would be nice to see them back. Being in the PR & Marketing field, I wouldn't mind extending a helping hand.